OPI held essay contest for children of employees and awarded $1000 scholarships and flatscreen computers to winners.
Celebrity Eduardo Xol reads out the names of the Schaeffer Family Foundation’s computer and scholarship recipients as the students stand to accept the honor.
OPI just made the future a little brighter for almost 100 of its employee’s children. In a festive outdoor ceremony at the company’s North Hollywood headquarters, OPI (via the Schaeffer Family Foundation, founded by OPI’s George Schaeffer) gave away 83 Gateway flatscreen computers and 18 $1,000 scholarships to deserving students. Celebrity designer Eduardo Xol of philanthropic TV show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” read out the winners’ names during the ceremony.
In order to receive a computer, the students had to submit an essay about how a computer would benefit their lives. Computer recipient Enrique Gomez read his essay aloud at the ceremony; Michelle Gonzalez, a scholarship recipient, read her essay as well. The event was capped off by speaker Cynthia Briseno, a two-time OPI scholarship recipient who just graduated from Loyola Marymount University, becoming the first in her family to graduate from college.